Six months ago, I was delivering a couple of packages to a strangely shaped building out among the corn and cows. That is out in farm country where you will find corn fields planted to feed the cows which are raised for their manure to fertilize the corn. It was early in the growing season, and with all that rain, the corn was about a month behind. It’s funny to think how that was just so important to people back then, and that back then was just six months ago. OK, back to where I was, I usually just drop off packages at people’s front door and try and stay away from business deliveries. If I could, I would go the entire day without speaking to anyone other than the usual, “have a nice day.” I say it so often I do it without thinking. I say it when it’s nowhere close to a nice day. The building turned out to be a fancy telescope. What do you want? I’m a delivery driver, not a tech guy.
The massive ship shuttered then broke into several large parts crashing into the ground. The central core smashing down into the weapon. The ground shook for miles. A cloud of dust blocked the sky. The last of the large ships was gone. The ruins they left behind would take many years to rebuild and would most likely be taken over by nature long before man. The war was far from over, but the battle once thought lost now had hope.
A man slid down a broken air shaft to a room just as a series of explosions closed off the rest of the structure. He made his way into an axillary control room just as the last hallway collapsed. Behind him, the way was closed with no way out. He checked his guns then checked around for supplies finding a field kit with some food and a working laptop with a connection to a cloud server but not the internet. The man sat down using the kit to dress his wounds while heating some food. In a closet, he found a box filled with bottles of Wild Turkey whiskey. The man sat down with an open bottle and a blank screen……...